The élan is a new microprocessor-controlled hydraulic foot from Endolite that uses patented microprocessor-controlled technology to provide real time, simultaneous adjustments as the user walks, allowing for a smoother gait without thought from the user. It is designed to adapt dynamically to provide assistance when walking on a variety of surfaces and changing gait speeds.
The élan provides assistance in forward progression and a brake effect when walking down an incline, resulting in optimized momentum and security for the user. This allows the user to perform daily routines that include negotiating uneven terrain, slopes and ramps, all with less effort, increased stability, and greater confidence.
Additional benefits of the élan:
- Improved ground clearance in swing phase
- Enhanced security and stability
- Improved posture
- Even loading between limbs
- Improved gait
- Incorporated battery, self-contained device
- Rechargeable battery that lasts a minimum of 24 hours
- Water resistant
- Clean / sleek look
- Ability to be cosmetically covered
The élan is recommended for moderately active amputees with the ability or potential for ambulation with variable cadence and who may benefit from enhanced security, functionality and increased confidence on uneven surfaces, slopes and ramps.
To learn more about the élan or to schedule an appointment with a Hanger Clinic clinician for a free of charge evaluation, call 1-877-4Hanger.